May 23, 2017

As cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea rise across Yemen, international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the outbreak is threatening to get out of control and calls for an urgent and appropriate response.

May 09, 2017

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Yemen are receiving and treating a growing number of cholera and acute watery diarrhea patients in the governorates of Amran, Hajja, Al-Dhale’, Taiz, and Ibb. The number of patients has drastically increased over the past two weeks, reaching a total of more than 780 cases since 30 March.

Following this new cholera outbreak, MSF has set up cholera treatment centres within five hospitals to isolate and treat patients presenting symptoms, and is supporting other structures run by health authorities.

May 01, 2017

For more than two years, Yemen has been divided by a violent war. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been one of the few agencies providing aid and medical care to people affected by the conflict. On April 25, a gathering of international agencies and major funding organizations gathered in Geneva to discuss the crisis. MSF released the following statement:

March 13, 2017

Le rétablissement de la politique de Mexico, surnommée la Règle du bâillon mondial, qui interdit aux organisations non gouvernementales subventionnées par les États-Unis de fournir des services, de l'information et des conseils en matière d'avortement, compromettra l'accès à l'avortement médicalisé et mettra en danger la vie des femmes.

December 09, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extremely concerned about the recent declaration made by the official spokesperson of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) on Yemen, Mansour Ahmad Al-Mansour, on the bombing of Abs hospital, in Hajjah governorate, on 15 August 2016. This public declaration does not reflect the conversations MSF had in Saudi Arabia with the JIAT and military forces after the attack. MSF also conducted its own investigation into the incident, which has been shared with Saudi authorities.

November 07, 2016

Yasser was one of the first patients Julie Little worked with as a nurse activity manager with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Al Qa'idah, Yemen. After his initial surgery, Yasser remained unstable, suffering in the ICU from continuous infections.
"He was going into the operating room almost every day. He was eight years old, he should have been out there playing with his friends," says the nurse from Vancouver, British Columbia. "It's hard when you see a lot of young kids coming in with injuries and needing amputations, things that will totally change their lives, and it was just a result of them being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

September 28, 2016

MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu, a physician from Montreal, addressed the UN Security Council, and called upon member states to live up to their obligations under UN Resolution 2286 and to stop the relentless assaults on civilian and medical targets.

September 27, 2016

Few other surgeons working for Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) around the world have as much experience treating war-wounded patients as Dr. Edgar Escalante from Vancouver.

September 27, 2016

After conducting internal investigations, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is releasing two reports describing attacks on medical facilities it runs or supports in Yemen. The two attacks combined resulted in the death of 20 people, most of them patients, and wounded 32 others. Both attacks were acknowledged by the Saudi Led Coalition (SLC). The attacks were on a hospital in Abs, Hajjah governorate on 15 August 2016, and on the MSF clinic in Taiz city on 2 December 2015. The reports detail the actions taken before, during and immediately after the airstrikes.

September 09, 2016

Crystal van Leeuwen, a Canadian nurse and member of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) emergency team, is back from seven months coordinating MSF’s medical activities in Yemen. Van Leeuwen has worked with MSF in countries including Syria, South Sudan, DRC and Nigeria, as well as on Ebola response in West Africa. Here she reflects on her recent mission in Yemen and describes the impacts of war on civilians, medical workers and healthcare facilities.